Tampa Bay, this is just amazing to me because if you thought a 14-year-old set to graduate from Chicago State University with a degree in Psychology was an amazing feat, wait until you hear about this next teenager making history.
18-year-old Gabrielle Turnquest recently became the youngest person to pass the bar exam in the UK.
“I am honored to be the youngest person to pass the Bar exams but, really, I was not aware at the time what the average age was,” she told The Telegraph. “I didn’t fully realize the impact of it.”
The average age of a typical lawyer graduating from The University of Law’s Bar Professional Training Course is 27, according to The University of Law’s records.
The Windermere, Florida native is also eligible to be called to the Bahamas Bar, an opportunity that’s close to her heart due to her parents' origin.
Ironically, Turnquest isn’t the only child in her family to pass the UK Bar exam. Her sister, Kandi, also took the same course and passed the bar at the age of 22.
Looking ahead to the future, the history making teen plans to attend the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in the US to study Apparel Industry Management this Fall.
“Studying at the University of Law has broadened my horizons and introduced me to a global legal system that will help me in my future career in the international fashion industry” the teen said in a press release about her accomplishment.
This isn’t Gabrielle’s first time making history. The Florida teen was also the youngest to graduate with a degree from Liberty University in Virginia at the age of 16. Her ultimate goal is to build a career as a fashion law specialist.